Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work? 

We accept the following insurance:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Choice PPO
  • Humana PPO

For other insurance companies, we are an “out-of-network” provider. In this case, we can provide you with a receipt called a "superbill" that you can submit to your insurance company for partial reimbursement. Please call your insurance provider first to determine if you have mental health coverage and if they would reimburse you for mental health services. Please keep in mind that a mental health diagnosis, that is medically necessary, is required if you want to use your insurance.

Please note that Coaching, Milates body for mind fitness classes, and Personal training sessions are NOT covered by medical insurances.

How can therapy help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
  • Helping you to reach your fitness and wellness goals
Is therapy confidential? 

The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you are in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face

Is therapy/counseling right for me?

Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one’s life such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of counselors as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.

What is professional coaching?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold the client responsible and accountable

This process helps you dramatically improve your outlook on work and life, while improving your leadership skills and unlocking your potential.

How is coaching distinct from therapy?

Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change. Sometimes it’s helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organizational support professions, such as therapy. Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual's emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one's work or personal life. The emphases in a coaching relationship are on action, accountability, and follow through.

Do you prescribe medications?

No, we do not have medical doctors in our team for now and thus we do not prescribe medications. If you need medications or other medical help, our specialists will refer you to an appropriate medical doctor who will be able to help you.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept credit cards, personal checks, cash, PayPal and wire payments.

Do you have cancellation policy?
Is Milates fitness program designed only for women?

Milates fitness program is designed for both men and women and it is equally challenging to both.

What are the system requirements for using Milates online live fitness classes/online personal training?

It is very simple to stay fit and healthy with us. You will need your laptop/computer/tablet with build in or external camera and Zoom app. Once you sign for a class/session we will send you a link to join a class/session. If you never used Zoom before you will be prompted to download Zoom app (approximately 1 minute). Once you download the app and enter a display name you will enter a meeting room.

Can I see other participants in Milates online live class?

Yes! Online live class means real time class and the only difference between online and in person class is that online participants are in their own houses/spaces. Everything else is the same as in classes in person. The participants can talk to each other, see each other and get Immediate feedback on posture, performance, and technique as well as modifications.

Can I try one Milates online live class before I commit to 10 session package?

Yes, of course. Please sign up and receive Milates fitness online live classes. We would like you to have Milates experience before you commit so we both know if we are good fit for each other.

How often should I do Milates fitness classes?

For the best results we recommend at least twice a week.

What type of equipment do I need to participate in Milates online live fitness classes?

You will need small dumbbells, a small soft exercise ball, an exercise band, a stability ball and a non-slip mat.

Can I take Milates online live fitness classes if I don't have necessary equipment.

Of course. The only thing is that you would benefit from the classes more if you have some equipment. If you need help with finding the right equipment, please contact us at info@chicagocenterforwellbeing.com

How do I book my spot in the Milates online live classes?

We use a web-based scheduling system that helps us stay organized. Once you decide to try/join Milates online live classes we will send you a link to it. We like to keep everything simple and easy.

Please feel free to contact us with any other questions at all. We will be very happy to talk with you and to help you in every way possible.

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